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  • Black Mormon Documentary Now Available on DVD (LDS Caucus)

    06/17/2009 6:07:22 AM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 603+ views
    7 Space ^ | JUNE 15, 2009 | edited by Jim Hughes and Danor Gerald.
    REDDING, CA, JUNE 15, 2009: For many people, the words "black" and "Mormon" don't belong in the same sentence, unless in a pejorative manner. Few people, Mormon or non-Mormon, are aware of the African American presence in the LDS Church from its earliest days. Free and slave blacks have been members of the LDS church since the 1830s and, in most cases, worshiped together with white members. The vanguard company of Mormon pioneers, fleeing religious persecution in 1847, included three "colored servants." At least one of those was a baptized Mormon whose descendants remained active in the Church for generations....
  • 'Grantsmanship' Distorts Global Warming Science

    05/20/2008 10:54:10 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 18 replies · 172+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2008 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    Almost every day another species of plant or animal is "discovered" to be threatened by global warming. I read a new report concerning moose in Scandinavia that are unexpectedly "threatened" despite what researchers admit is a growing population. Penguins are in danger from loss of Antarctic ice even though the Antarctic ice-cap is known to be growing with colder temperatures recorded in the southern hemisphere in recent years according to NASA. Fortunately for these species -- which hitherto managed to survive and thrive on their own for hundreds of thousands or millions of years -- intrepid 21st Century researchers have...
  • So much for 'settled science'

    05/20/2008 7:44:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 178+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-05-20 | Lorne Gunter
    You may have heard earlier this month that global warming is now likely to take a break for a decade or more. There will be no more warming until 2015, perhaps later. Climate scientist Noel Keenlyside, leading a team from Germany's Leibniz Institute of Marine Science and the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology, for the first time entered verifiable data on ocean circulation cycles into one of the U. N.'s climate supercomputers, and the machine spit out a projection that there will be no more warming for the foreseeable future. Of course, Mr. Keenlyside-- long a defender of the man-made...
  • Dr. Arthur Robinson (OISM) to Release Names of over 30,000 Scientists

    05/17/2008 12:11:35 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 25 replies · 516+ views
    StreetInsider.com ^ | 5-15-2008 | Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
    Who: Dr. Arthur Robinson of the OISM What: release of names in OISM "Petition Project" When: 10 AM, Monday May 19 Where: Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC Why: the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. The purpose of OISM's Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of "settled science" and an overwhelming "consensus" in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climate damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled...
  • Eye of the Hurricane (Gore critic censored)

    05/01/2008 9:48:42 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies · 123+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5-1-08 | Editorial
    Climate Change: Colorado State University says it'll no longer promote the work of Dr. William Gray. Is it really a cost-cutting move or are CSU and eco-fascists trying to silence the godfather of hurricane forecasting? - Snip - The university says its decision is based solely on the burdens of keeping up with media requests and inquiries about Gray's work that overwhelm a lone media staffer. It says the decision has nothing to do with the fact that Gray, professor emeritus of CSU's atmospheric department, has been an effective voice offering inconvenient truths debunking Al Gore's climate disaster theories. -...
  • Global Warming? An Open Letter to John McCain

    04/30/2008 4:05:52 PM PDT · by Delacon · 35 replies · 107+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 28, 2008 | Raymond S. Kraft
    Dear Mr. McCain It seems that some leading Republicans such as yourself, Newt Gingrich, and even President Bush, have accepted the premise of Anthropogenic Global Warming – that man is spewing millions of tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year, and that this is causing an unprecedented rise in earth's temperature that threatens us all. And, if we spend enough money to reduce CO2 emissions, we can change it.  I urge you to reconsider. More than 19,000 scientists have signed the Global Warming Petition to protest the Kyoto accord, and declare their opposition to the theory that man's CO2 emissions are...
  • How UN structures were designed to prove human CO2 was causing global warming

    04/30/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT · by Delacon · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 30, 2008 | Dr. Tim Ball
    "Unless we announce disasters no one will listen" In previous related articles (Environmental Extremism and Historical and philosophical context of the climate change debate. and How the world was misled about global warming and now climate change) we examined how environmentalism and particularly climate was hijacked to achieve the political goals of Maurice Strong, primarily to cause the demise of industrialized nations. We saw how he established the political vehicle the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the scientific vehicle, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for his purpose. He brought them together at the Earth Summit in...
  • Cooked Books, Warmed Earth

    04/27/2008 5:31:13 AM PDT · by Need4Truth · 9 replies · 87+ views
    The Daily News Record ^ | April 27, 2008 | opinion
    It may be folly or even apostasy - but only in the eyes of some - to do this mere hours after another Earth Day has passed. But, as we see it, now is the perfect time to praise courageous men, those who persistently stick to their own data and conclusions as they swim against the gadarene tide of global warming. Men like William Gray and Patrick Michaels. Mr. Gray, a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State, is the world's pre-eminent authority on hurricanes. He is also an outspoken foe of the global-warming "consensus," one who has testified before...
  • Buoy Meets Gore

    04/06/2008 5:27:32 PM PDT · by dvan · 37 replies · 109+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | March 26, 2008 | NA
    Global Warming: Computer models used by environmentalists predict imminent and disastrous climate change. But actual temperature measurements by high-tech equipment show something completely different. An early scene in the sci-fi disaster flick "The Day After Tomorrow," showing what allegedly will happen to the planet if we continue to ignore Al Gore's warnings on global warming, shows three of the film's secondary characters at some kind of scientific station in Scotland. They're watching as automated data buoys in the Atlantic Ocean report sudden drops in water temperature resulting from melting Arctic ice stopping the Gulf Stream, which warms the Northern Hemisphere....
  • The Chill is On

    04/05/2008 7:29:34 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 53 replies · 108+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2008 | Editorial
    The United Nations World Meteorological Organization is reporting that global temperatures have not risen since 1998. That would be the same temperatures that models from the U.N.'s Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change said would be scorching the earth into an unlivable wasteland — except for those coastal areas flooded by seas gorged with water from melting ice sheets. Of course the IPCC spins the news. "You should look at trends over a pretty long period," said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud, "and the trend of temperature globally is still very much indicative of warming." His explanation for the cool spell is...
  • Statistics needed -- The Deniers Part I

    03/24/2008 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Delacon · 13 replies · 636+ views
    National Post ^ | February 02, 2007 | Lawrence Solomon
    In the global warming debate, there are essentially two broad camps. One believes that the science is settled, that global warming is serious and man-made, and that urgent action must be taken to mitigate or prevent a future calamity. The other believes that the science is far from settled, that precious little is known about global warming or its likely effects, and that prudence dictates more research and caution before intervening massively in the economy.The "science is settled" camp, much the larger of the two, includes many eminent scientists with impressive credentials. But just who are the global warming skeptics...
  • Editorial: The Great Global Warming Hoax? (GREAT ARTICLE)

    03/22/2008 11:39:26 AM PDT · by milwguy · 28 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Middlebury Community Network ^ | 3/22/2008 | James A. Peden
    Editor's Introductory Note: Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the "Little Ice Age" of the 17th century, often associated with the Maunder Minimum. Before that came the "Medieval Warm Period", in which temperatures were about the same as they are today. Both of these climate phenomena are known to have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere, but several hundred years prior to the present, the majority of the Southern Hemisphere was primarily populated by indigenous peoples, where science and scientific observation was limited to non-existent. Thus we can not say that these periods were necessarily "global". However,...
  • The Payola & The Consensus Inside The Global Warming Community

    03/09/2008 8:22:13 AM PDT · by jdm · 11 replies · 732+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 09, 2008 | Staff
    John Tierney writes about the money paid to the man-man global warming crowd in his new article for the New York Times. In it he notes the criticism he received for speaking at a event that was funded by the Heartland Institute. The environazi’s were all aghast because they believed the institute to be funded by fossil fuel companies. Nevermind that the money from fossil fuel companies have never been over 5% of their budget, in their minds thats enough to be a tool for big oil. John notes similiarites with this kind of stuff and the “fat is bad”...
  • Famed Hurricane Forecaster William Gray Predicts Global Cooling in 10 Years

    03/04/2008 9:22:59 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 310+ views
    Famed Hurricane Forecaster William Gray Predicts Global Cooling in 10 Years Expert states ocean cycles will have a more profound effect on climate than CO2; criticizes James Hansen's climate models. By Jeff Poor Business & Media Institute 3/4/2008 11:47:32 AM It turns out Al Gore was wrong. The scientists aren’t all in agreement on global warming; thus there is no “consensus.” Prominent hurricane forecaster Dr. William M. Gray, a professor at Colorado State University, told the audience at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on March 4 in New York that a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures related...
  • (Skeptical) Global Warming Site Shutdown by Hackers (AGW Denial-of-Service Attack)

    03/01/2008 9:53:55 AM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies · 459+ views
    CO2 Science ^ | Mar 01 2008 | Robert A Cook
    CO2 Science is an excellent reference source for hundreds of global warming and CO2 research studies debunking the media's AGW hysterical outbursts. They clearly show their 25% increase in plant production due to today's higher CO2 levels, the high temperatures common across the world during the Chinese, Roman, and Medieval Warm Period, plus the cold intervals of the Dark Age of 450-700 AD, Little Ice in 1600 AD. Well, it looks like CO2 Science paid the price for opposing today's international socialist agenda to ruin America's economy: Their web site was shutdown by a denial-of-service attack, and they are only...
  • 'Endangered' Polar Bear Is Trotted Out As The Extremists' Latest Trojan Horse

    02/25/2008 5:30:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 211+ views
    IBD ^ | February 25, 2008 | Damien Schiff
    With the federal government's decision on whether to list the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act expected at any moment, it seems appropriate to step back and assess what the larger consequences of a listing would be for the American people.Most folks are at least vaguely in favor of protecting the polar bear. They're willing to sacrifice, through increased regulation and taxes, to bring about that goal. But the public's eagerness to chip in isn't without limit, and few people realize the far-reaching ramifications of a polar bear listing. The principal basis advanced for protecting the polar bear is...
  • An Inconvenient Truth

    02/07/2008 1:29:18 PM PST · by Tai_Chung · 114 replies · 374+ views
    My daughter has to do a report in 9th grade Biology based on the book "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. Can anyone recommend sources that disprove it?
  • Scientists Warn Against Religious Belief in Global Warming

    01/04/2008 3:42:10 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 207+ views
    Scientists Warn Against Religious Belief in Global Warming By Josiah Ryan CNSNews.com Staff Writer January 04, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - Commentary from 400 prominent scientists from around the world, which was included in a U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee report released last week, warns of a religious-like belief in global warming in the scientific community. In opposition to the "consensus" reached by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last year, the committee report, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), presents writings and statements from scientists who expressed skepticism or disbelief in global warming throughout 2007. "It...
  • The Real Inconvenient Truth

    01/27/2008 5:30:01 PM PST · by AwesomePossum · 36 replies · 1,511+ views
    RangeMagazine.com ^ | Winter 2008 | Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D.
    The cover of the Aug.13, 2007, issue of Newsweek sports a very active sun with the title "Global Warming is a Hoax." But the cover story is not about how the man-caused global warming hysteria is a hoax. Oh, no, it is just the opposite. It is a diatribe about how those who are skeptical about man's influence on climate are denying the truth and are undermining true science.
  • Reality Deniers - Energy data.

    01/15/2008 8:45:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies · 65+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 15, 2008 | Roy Spencer
    The science of global-warming theory can be difficult to grasp. Different scientists offer different views on the subject, which understandably leads to confusion in the minds of the public. We scientists also get confused on the subject. But even though I am a climate scientist, you might be surprised that there is one subject which I consider to be more misunderstood in the global-warming debate than the science itself. And that is the economics of what to do about global warming. I am astounded by the naiveté of those folks who seem to think there is some magic, non-polluting energy...
  • Changes in the Sun’s Surface to Bring Next Climate Change

    01/12/2008 10:24:01 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 126 replies · 1,309+ views
    Space and Science.net ^ | January 2, 2008 | PRESS RELEASE: SSRC 1-2008
    Today, the Space and Science Research Center, (SSRC) in Orlando, Florida announces that it has confirmed the recent web announcement of NASA solar physicists that there are substantial changes occurring in the sun’s surface. The SSRC has further researched these changes and has concluded they will bring about the next climate change to one of a long lasting cold era. Today, Director of the SSRC, John Casey has reaffirmed earlier research he led that independently discovered the sun’s changes are the result of a family of cycles that bring about climate shifts from cold climate to warm and back again....
  • 10 Reasons to Doubt Global Warming is Man-Made (Part 2)

    01/03/2008 10:00:55 AM PST · by DogWings · 23 replies · 150+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 1-3-08 | Duane Lester
    Building on the first five from yesterday, I offer another five reasons to doubt global warming is man-made.
  • Secular fundamentalists

    12/26/2007 1:14:04 PM PST · by rhema · 3 replies · 50+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 25, 2007 | Cal Thomas
    You don't have to be religious to qualify as a fundamentalist. You can be Al Gore, the messiah figure for the global warming cult, whose followers truly believe their gospel of imminent extermination in a Noah-like flood, if we don't immediately change our carbon polluting ways. One of the traits of a cult is its refusal to consider any evidence that might disprove the faith. And so it is doubtful the global warming cultists will be moved by 400 scientists, many of whom, according to the Washington Times, "are current or former members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Scientists doubt climate change

    12/21/2007 7:09:27 AM PST · by Sopater · 28 replies · 185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2007 | S.A. Miller
    More than 400 scientists challenge claims by former Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations about the threat of man-made global warming, a new Senate minority report says. The scientists — many of whom are current or former members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Mr. Gore for publicizing a climate crisis — cast doubt on the "scientific consensus" that man-made global warming imperils the planet. "I find the Doomsday picture Al Gore is painting — a six-meter sea level rise, 15 times the IPCC number — entirely...
  • Over 100 Prominent Scientists Warn UN Against 'Futile' Climate Control Efforts

    12/14/2007 10:29:01 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 33 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Inhofe EPW Press Blog ^ | December 13, 2007 | Marc Morano
    "Significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming." BALI, Indonesia - The UN climate conference met strong opposition Thursday from a team of over 100 prominent international scientists, who warned the UN, that attempting to control the Earth's climate was "ultimately futile." The scientists, many of whom are current and former UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) scientists, sent an open letter to the UN Secretary-General questioning the scientific basis for climate fears and the UN's so-called "solutions." "Attempts to prevent global climate change from occurring are ultimately futile, and...
  • Everything is Caused by Global Warming (600+ links)

    11/29/2007 9:01:55 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies · 552+ views
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | Nov29 2007 | Christopher Alleva
    Dr. John Brignell, a British engineering professor, runs a website called numberwatch. He has compiled what has to be the most complete collection of links to media stories ascribing the cause of everything under the sun to global warming. He has already posted more than six-hundred links. The site's stated mission is to expose all the "scares, scams, junk, panics and flummery cooked up by the media, politicians, bureaucrats and so-called scientists and others that try to confuse the public with wrong numbers" Professor Brignell's motto is "Working to Combat Math Hysteria." This exercise is not merely a lark to...
  • Global Warming Tutorial Media Should be Required to Watch

    11/17/2007 4:27:02 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies · 405+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 4, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    While media members fawn over Hollywood productions about manmade global warming such as Al Gore's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and Leonardo DiCaprio's box office disaster "The Eleventh Hour," they should take time out of their busy propagandist schedules to view a lecture that Australian research professor Bob Carter recently gave. In fact, it should be required viewing for any member of the press who wants to report about climate change, for it more thoroughly and concisely explains the science refuting the current alarmism than anything to date. During the roughly 37-minute lecture given at the Annual Conference of the Australian...
  • 35 Inconvenient Truths. The errors in Al Gore’s movie

    10/24/2007 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Tolik · 33 replies · 1,237+ views
    Science and Public Policy Institute ^ | October 19, 2007 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Christopher Walter, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is a former policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher during her years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.  He may reached through SPPI, or directly at (monckton@mail.com).     35 Inconvenient Truths The errors in Al Gore’s movie  A spokesman for Al Gore has issued a questionable response to the news that in October 2007 the High Court in London had identified nine “errors” in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. The judge had stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance...
  • Tom McClintock on global warming

    10/20/2007 6:03:47 AM PDT · by RLM · 81 replies · 1,655+ views
    Citizens for the California Republic ^ | 10-18-2007 | Tom McClintock's
    Speech was given on October 12, 2007 in Newport Beach. You have extended me a very dangerous invitation tonight – to speak to a gathering of political conservatives on the day that Al Gore has received the Nobel Peace Prize for discovering that the earth’s climate is changing. I’ve heard that he’s going to contribute half of his prize money to environmental causes and use the other half to pay his electricity bill. And anything left over will come in handy to help pay for the fleet of private jets that allow him to travel around the world to tell...
  • Global Warming Lecture at CSUF Stirs Controversy [Campus Free Speech Alert]

    10/20/2007 7:15:48 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 19 replies · 125+ views
    Global warming lecture at CSUF stirs controversy Science weighs against philosophy on campus By: Sylvia Masuda Issue date: 10/18/07 Section: News Posted: 10/18/07 Controversy erupted in the Cal State Fullerton science community over Tuesday's global warming lecture in the Titan Theater. Research professor and climatologist Patrick Michaels presented "Reducing the Effects of Global Warming in Southern California," a presentation which explained why global warming is not an imminent problem. The Economics Association organized the event. Over the years, science organizations have criticized Michaels for exaggerating his credentials and for pushing what they feel is a political agenda. CSUF science...
  • Gore climate film's 'nine errors'

    10/10/2007 2:26:51 PM PDT · by britemp · 29 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News Website ^ | 101007 | BBC News
    A High Court judge who ruled on whether climate change film, An Inconvenient Truth, could be shown in schools said it contains "nine scientific errors". Mr Justice Burton said the government could still send Al Gore's film to schools - if accompanied by guidance giving the other side of the argument. A Kent school governor wanted the film banned from secondary schools. The judge said nine statements in the film were not supported by current mainstream scientific consensus. The Oscar-winning film was made by former US Vice-President Al Gore. In his final verdict, the judge said the film could be...
  • Global Warming Hot Enough for CNN a Second Day

    10/05/2007 7:44:17 AM PDT · by Saint X · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    Global Warming Hot Enough for CNN a Second Day By Dan Gainor - The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow - Business & Media Institute Global warming certainly generated a lot of heat – for CNN. Meteorologist Rob Marciano told the October 4 “American Morning” audience: “There are definitely some inaccuracies” in the Al Gore film “An Inconvenient Truth.” After the previous report ended up “stirring a new storm” and generating “a lot of e-mails to our show,” Marciano followed up with even more things Gore got wrong the next day.
  • UK Court Said Schools Must Warn of Bias in 'An Inconvenient Truth'

    10/04/2007 12:48:17 PM PDT · by Fawn · 15 replies · 811+ views
    News Busters ^ | 10/4/2007 | Lynn Davidson
    Conveniently, the American media is largely ignoring a significant statement from a UK High Court judge who said Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” promotes “partisan political views” and the schools should treat it as such. As a result the British government was forced to rewrite their website and their “guidance” and will need to issue a warning before showing the film.As NewsBusters reported, truck driver, part-time school official and father of two Stewart Dimmock brought a High Court action to ban the film from UK schools, claiming it is “unfit for schools” because it contains scientific inaccuracies, “sentimental mush” and is politically biased....
  • Challenge to Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

    09/12/2007 7:44:28 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 22 replies · 880+ views
    earthtimes.org ^ | Wed, 12 Sep 2007 | Hudson Institute
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun's irradiance. "This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary...
  • Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory

    09/03/2007 6:33:02 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 27 replies · 962+ views
    In 2004, history professor Naomi Oreskes performed a survey of research papers on climate change. Examining peer-reviewed papers published on the ISI Web of Science database from 1993 to 2003, she found a majority supported the "consensus view," defined as humans were having at least some effect on global climate change. Oreskes' work has been repeatedly cited, but as some of its data is now nearly 15 years old, its conclusions are becoming somewhat dated. Medical researcher Dr. Klaus-Martin Schulte recently updated this research. Using the same database and search terms as Oreskes, he examined all papers published from 2004...
  • Survey: Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory

    Comprehensive survey of published climate research reveals changing viewpoints
  • The Cooling World

    07/28/2007 7:52:20 PM PDT · by exposing_the_left · 60 replies · 2,046+ views
    Newsweek via DenisDutton.com Blog ^ | April 28, 1975 | Peter Gwynne
    <p>"The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth's climate seems to be cooling down. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather conditions. But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic."</p>
  • Up against the warming zealots

    07/22/2007 8:01:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies · 784+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 22 2007 | Martin Durkin
    WHEN I agreed to make The Great Global Warming Swindle, I was warned a middle-class fatwa would be placed on my head. So I wasn't shocked that the film was attacked on the same night it was broadcast on ABC television last week, although I was impressed at the vehemence of the attack. I was more surprised, and delighted, by the response of the Australian public. The ABC studio assault, led by Tony Jones, was so vitriolic it appears to have backfired. We have been inundated with messages of support, and the ABC, I am told, has been flooded with...
  • Former Weather Channel Bigwig Debunks IPCC and Global Warming Hysteria

    07/10/2007 12:41:43 PM PDT · by saganite · 41 replies · 6,233+ views
    News Busters ^ | July 10, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Joseph D’Aleo is likely not a household name. However his bona fides when it comes to meteorology are such that when he suggests that “a [small] cadre of agenda-driven scientists and statesmen” inside the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provided a “more alarmist interpretation” of the facts concerning manmade global warming, and “the media took the most extreme of the messages to hype them further,” people should pay heed. With that in mind, this former Director of Meteorology at The Weather Channel, and current Executive Director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, published an article...
  • Former IPCC Member Slams UN Scientists' Lack of Geologic Knowledge ("It is all fiction")

    07/09/2007 10:22:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 2,498+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Former IPCC Member Slams UN Scientists' Lack of Geologic Knowledge Posted by Noel Sheppard on July 9, 2007 - 13:53.With each passing day, more and more current and former members of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are stepping out of the shadows to suggest that this group’s alarmist conclusions concerning global warming are more based in myth than science.Another member of this growing list of skeptics is Tom V. Segalstad who was an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC’s third assessment report.As published in Canada’s National Post Saturday, conveniently coincident with Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts (emphasis...
  • A giddy Gore discusses 'Live Earth'

    07/07/2007 1:59:05 PM PDT · by don-o · 44 replies · 1,224+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | July 7, 2007 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    ON BOARD THE ACELA EXPRESS - Al Gore tried to rein in his adrenaline as the train churned between the two North American venues of his Live Earth concerts Saturday. Gore, the former vice president and environmental activist, rattled off the latest details of companion concerts on six other continents before catching himself. "I'm just so filled with enthusiasm and energy, I'm not letting you ask questions," Gore said in an interview with The Associated Press. Gore kicked off the U.S. leg of the worldwide concerts earlier Saturday in Washington and was keeping track of the Giants Stadium venue on...
  • Hostages to a hoax (Global warming)

    07/06/2007 11:32:40 PM PDT · by Dundee · 21 replies · 1,190+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 07, 2007 | Martin Durkin
    I COULD not have upset the soft-left, soft-green middle classes more if I had crept in their kitchens and snuck genetically modified tomatoes in their paninis. Why did I make the film The Great Global Warming Swindle? The head of science programs at Britain's Channel 4, Hamish Mykura (who has a PhD in environmental science), asked me to. He suspected the global warming alarm was not based on solid science... So what was our conclusion, after months of research that involved talking to hundreds of scientists and wading through mountains of science papers? It's all codswallop. The notion of man-made...
  • Swedish Scientist Accuses UN's IPCC of Falsifying Data and Destroying Evidence

    06/24/2007 6:40:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies · 1,443+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | June 24, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Swedish Scientist Accuses UN's IPCC of Falsifying Data and Destroying Evidence Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 24, 2007 - 19:45. If you listen to the global warming alarmists working for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, sea levels across the globe are rising at a rate that will eventually doom us all.According to Swedish paleogeophysicist Nils-Axel Mörner, who’s been studying and writing about sea levels for four decades, the scientists working for the IPCC have falsified data and destroyed evidence to incorrectly prove their point.Mörner was recently interviewed by Gregory Murphy...
  • Global Warming and Nature's Thermostat (excellent primer...take that Al Gore!!!)

    06/23/2007 11:24:56 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 800+ views
    WeatherQuestions.com ^ | March 9, 2007 | Roy W. Spencer
    Introduction Here I present a simplified (but hopefully accurate) explanation of the basics of global warming - call it a global warming primer. First, I will address the issue of how warm we are today, and some possible explanations for that warmth. Next, I'll briefly describe the Earth's natural greenhouse effect and global warming theory. Finally, I will explain the "thermostatic control" mechanism that I believe stabilizes the climate system against substantial global warming from mankind's greenhouse gas emissions. Some of what I will present is an extension of Richard Lindzen's "infrared iris" effect, support for which has been recently...
  • Local scientist calls global warming theory 'hooey'

    06/18/2007 6:07:43 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 32 replies · 1,909+ views
    The Capital Times ^ | 6/18/2007 | Samara Kalk Derby
    Reid Bryson, known as the father of scientific climatology, considers global warming a bunch of hooey. The UW-Madison professor emeritus, who stands against the scientific consensus on this issue, is referred to as a global warming skeptic. But he is not skeptical that global warming exists, he is just doubtful that humans are the cause of it. There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the "Little Ice Age," he said in an interview this week. "However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming...
  • The woes of Kilimanjaro: Don't blame global warming

    06/11/2007 5:23:18 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 16 replies · 1,055+ views
    UW News ^ | 6/11/2007 | Vince Stricherz
    The "snows" of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro inspired the title of an iconic American short story, but now its dwindling icecap is being cited as proof for human-induced global warming. However, two researchers writing in the July-August edition of American Scientist magazine say global warming has nothing to do with the decline of Kilimanjaro's ice, and using the mountain in northern Tanzania as a "poster child" for climate change is simply inaccurate. "There are dozens, if not hundreds, of photos of midlatitude glaciers you could show where there is absolutely no question that they are declining in response to the warming...
  • Dissidents Against Dogma (Global warming greenhousers beware!)

    06/10/2007 2:59:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Nation ^ | June 25, 2007 | Alexander Cockburn
    beat the devil by Alexander Cockburn We should never be more vigilant than at the moment a new dogma is being installed. The claque endorsing what is now dignified as "the mainstream theory" of global warming stretches all the way from radical greens through Al Gore to George W. Bush, who signed on at the end of May. The left has been swept along, entranced by the allure of weather as revolutionary agent, naïvely conceiving of global warming as a crisis that will force radical social changes on capitalism. Alas for their illusions. Capitalism is ingesting global warming as happily...
  • 15-Year-Old Byrnes Outsmarts NASA’s Global Warming Alarmist James Hansen

    06/07/2007 3:03:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies · 3,983+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 7, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    On May 18, NewsBusters introduced you to Kristen Byrnes, the fabulous fifteen-year-old from Maine who had torn apart many of the myths purported by the Global Warmingist-in-Chief, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore, in his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”Now, the Precocious Ponderer from Portland is taking on the scientist that Gore relied on for much of his misinformation, James Hansen of NASA.In her recent report entitled “Houston, We Have a Problem,” Byrnes identified a serious concern with this so-called scientist that many anthropogenic global warming skeptics have been addressing for years (emphasis added throughout): James Hansen seems to have a busy life for someone...
  • Changes on Neptune Link Sun and Global Warming

    05/14/2007 10:46:56 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 78 replies · 1,845+ views
    Geophysical Research Letters ^ | may 14, 2007 | H.B. Hammel and G.W. Lockwood
    Skeptics of manmade global warming have found further support in research linking solar output with the planet Neptune’s brightness and temperatures on Earth. The findings appeared in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters. The authors of the article, H.B. Hammel and G.W. Lockwood from the Space Science Institute in Colorado and the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, note that measurements of visible light from Neptune have been taken at the Observatory since 1950. Those measurements indicate that Neptune has been getting brighter since around 1980. And infrared measurements of the planet since 1980 show that Neptune has been warming steadily...
  • Scientist doubts warming-hurricane link

    05/02/2007 4:48:10 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 11 replies · 326+ views
    UPI ^ | 05/02/07
    MIAMI, May 2 (UPI) -- Chris Landsea, a scientist at the National Hurricane Center in Florida, says there is no link between global warming and the frequency of hurricanes. Landsea said in a study released Tuesday that previous claims of a link were unreliable, since researchers underestimated the number of storms that occurred before the satellite era, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Some hurricane scientists, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Kerry Emanuel, say global warming has contributed to an increased number of hurricanes. Landsea says three hurricanes each year, on average, went uncounted during the late 1800s and the first...